Pittsburgh Opera Presents Handel's 'Richard the Lionheart'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with the Pennsylvania premiere of Handel's Richard the Lionheart, at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater January 21st-29th.  (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Announces 2017 Season of Women Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Coming off their second win for Outstanding Theatre of The Year from the Gregory Awards, Sound Theatre Company announces their most compelling and relevant season to date. (more...)

MARGARET GLASPY Releases Spotify Singles Session, Upcoming Tour Dates In EU, US & Australia
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Margaret Glaspy's two-track Spotify Singles Session is available today. The session features her rendition of Lauryn Hill's 'Ex-Factor,' a staple from her live show, and her debut album's title track 'Emotions and Math', both recorded in Spotify's new NYC studio. (more...)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown and Bill Russell to Receive the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown and Bill Russell will receive the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, it was announced today by Time Inc.'s (NYSE: Time) SI. The three icons have been chosen by the SI editors to receive the honor for their incomparable athletic careers and decades of leadership as social activists. They will be honored during SI's Sportsperson of the Year event on December 12, 2016, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (more...)

FREEDOM RIDERS Among NYMF's 2016 Gala Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, has announced the recipients of their 2016 Awards, given out at this year's Gala. (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players to Present Staged Reading of AFTER ORLANDO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Richmond Triangle Players, in association with Missing Bolts Productions Inc. (Blair Baker & Zac Kline artistic directors) and NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Press (Caridad Svich, founder) will present a staged reading of AFTER ORLANDO, two evenings of short plays in response to the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stars Of CityRep's A TUNA CHRISTMAS On The Southern-Fried Charm Of Their Special Holiday Show
by Ronn Burton - Nov 30, 2016

CityRep is bringing back their much-adored show, A Tuna Christmas, to delight Oklahoma City audiences yet again. The stars of the show, Donald Jordan and Jonathan Beck Reed, checked in with BroadwayWorld before one of their rehearsals to share their favorite memories of past productions, the challenges of portraying so many characters in one play, and the heart-warming message of this new Christmas classic. (more...)

Rebecca Stenn and Fran Kirmser Launch A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Critically acclaimed dancer and educator Rebecca Stenn and veteran Broadway producer Fran Kirmser and are pleased to announce the release of their upcoming book A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, available on Amazon in spring of 2017. (more...)

MY LIFE IS WORTH IT Congratulates Don Wright for Running 100 Marathons with Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MY LIFE IS WORTH IT (MLIWI), a non-profit patient advocacy organization, congratulates Don Wright on achieving his personal goal of running 100 marathons with cancer, and personifying the progress that is possible treating this disease. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation's Co-Host World AIDS Day Panel
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

In honor of World AIDS Day, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and the SAG-AFTRA National LGBT Committee will host an important panel discussion on the current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the role of the entertainment industry in creating storylines and characters that educate viewers and break down the stigma that surrounds this disease. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage Hosts 6th Annual Military Thanksgiving
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Every year hundreds of D.C.-area military families must spend the Thanksgiving holiday away from loved ones. In gratitude for their service, Arena Stage invited wounded warriors, service men and women and their families to a complimentary dinner and performance of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Carousel at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW) on Friday, November 25. Since the first Military Thanksgiving in 2011, Arena Stage has served more than 1,000 military members and their families with the annual event. Scroll down for photos from this year's celebration! (more...)

Mason Holdings Presents HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces December Performances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MetLiveArts announces its December Performance Schedule. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Offer Winter Acting Classes for Young Performers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's winter acting class schedule, for young performers ages 3 to 14, offers adventures with imaginative sea creatures, wizards, zombies and contemporary musicals to engage young imaginations in creative and confidence-building ways. (more...)

Jerrick Announces the Launch of Vocal
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

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VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Enter Final Week of Extended, Acclaimed Engagements at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) critically acclaimed, extended fall productions of Veitgone and Sell/Buy/Date at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street) are both entering their final week of performances.  (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater & Page 73 Present New York Premiere of Basil Kreimendahl's ORANGE JULIUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Page 73 present the New York premiere of Basil Kreimendahl's memory play about a transmasculine child and their dying Vietnam vet father, Orange Julius, directed by Dustin Wills, beginning previews January 10 for an opening January 22 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place.   (more...)

New Power Plays Initiative Announced at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater launches Power Plays, an ambitious initiative commissioning and developing 25 new plays and musicals from 25 writers over the course of the next 10 years. With Power Plays, Arena Stage focuses Washington, D.C.'s unique theatrical voice on politics and power, amplifying the theater's role as a national center dedicated to American Voices and artists, located in the heart of the nation's capital. (more...)

TWAS THE NIGHT at the Long Island Theatre Collective
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Ian Sullivan, Artistic Director of The Long Island Theatre Collective is very excited about their 2016-2017 season: "We are proud to present two world premier pieces from excellent young playwrights and a modern American classic written by one of our countries most prolific Voices...they feature distinctly American Voices and American stories and are incredibly relevant." (more...)

Latina/o Theatre Commons and The Public Host 2016 LTC Convening
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that the Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC), in partnership with HowlRound, will co-host and co-produce the 2016 LTC New York City Convening, celebrating the vibrant history and exciting future of Latinx theater in NYC. The 2016 LTC New York City Convening will take place on December 1-4, 2016 at The Public Theater and other allied theaters across the city, in association with La Cooperativa of NYC Latinx Theatre Artists, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, Teatro Circulo, INTAR, Repertorio Español, Teatro SEA, and the Lark. (more...)

38th Annual DON WE NOW Choral Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

 Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire, under the direction of new Artistic Director, Dr. Eric Esparza, present two performances of their 38th annual Don We Now holiday concert on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at The Chicago Temple (77 W. Washington St., Chicago). Tickets start at $10 and are available at http://wcpaseason.bpt.me and at the door.  (more...)

Reading of FALLING DOWN THE STAIRS at 360repco
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

360repco's Final Reading of 2016 This is our 10th of the year and we're so thrilled to have this dynamic and provocative team end on a high note. This piece is a Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan commission. (more...)

Stravinsky's Long-Lost Funeral Song to be Broadcast Live on medici.tv and Facebook
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

On Friday, December 2, 2016 medici.tv will broadcast what is being billed as the world premiere of Funeral Song, Igor Stravinsky's recently rediscovered work for orchestra, live from the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg with Maestro Valery Gergiev leading the Mariinsky Orchestra. The program will also include Stravinsky's The Firebird and Rimsky-Korsakov's Suite from The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya. (more...)

SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Beloved jazz songbird Somi returns with a special new work-in-progress called Dreaming Zenzile, detailing the life of legendary activist and singer Miriam Makeba. Dreaming Zenzile is directed by Liesl Tommy, whose most recent works include Eclipsed (at The Public and on Broadway) and Party People (The Public), and stars Somi.    (more...)

O'Neill National Music Theater Conference Artistic Director Steps Down After 40 years
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today that Paulette Haupt, founding Artistic Director of its National Music Theater Conference, will step down following the 2017 season, after 40 years leading the program. The program began in 1978 after George C. White, founder of the O'Neill, invited Ms. Haupt to launch a new development program for music theater, in a similar mold to the O'Neill's groundbreaking National Playwrights Conference, launched in 1964. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Rings In COOL YULE at Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles' Must-See 2016 Holiday Spectacular
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

TV and film actor, leading Broadway star and singer-songwriter Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story, Glee) will ring in the 2016 holiday season as the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles' (GMCLA) special guest performer for its dazzling Holiday Spectacular – “Cool Yule” on December 15, 17 and 18. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal to Star in UK Tour of LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Hollywood legends Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal star in the upcoming UK tour of LOVE LETTERS, celebrated playwright A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances. (more...)

BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Mile Square Theatre
by Adam Cohen - Dec 2, 2016

Mile Square Theatre brilliantly gives life to a holiday classic. (more...)

The 6th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns: Nasty Women Strike Back!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Boston One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) returns with a twist: the sixth annual festival will celebrate the works of all women-identified playwrights and directors, as part of 1MPF's National Women's Initiative. Boston joins New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, South Florida, and other cities including an all women-identified cohort of artists this season. The aim of this program is to get a cohort of women-identified theatremakers in the room, uphold the important themes, ideas, conversations, and dialogues that bubble up to the surface, and hold space for valuable community conversations. (more...)

City Lights Launches LIGHTS UP! A Three-Day Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Mark your calendars: City Lights is planning a new festival of fresh theater for April 28-30, 2017. 'Lights Up! Three Days of New Plays' will introduce theatergoers to exciting new Voices in the Bay Area playwriting scene, presenting full-length and one-act plays, and a series of shorts. (more...)

BWW Review: Cleveland Orchestra Sublime, THE NUTCRACKER Uninspired
by Roy Berko - Dec 2, 2016

When the Cleveland Ballet left this area for San Jose, California, in 2000, it is rumored that the organization was over one-million dollars in debt. Lots of fingers were pointed as to why the deficit existed, but one thing is for sure, there will always be, it the minds of those who saw it, one lasting legacy of Dennis Nahat and his reign as the company's Artistic Director. From its 1979 debut, when it sold out every night of its two-week run, until its escape to the west coast, Nahat's THE NUTCRACKER reigned supreme. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Teaser Trailer Available for THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

Four Voices. Two dancers. One incredible experience. Venture outside the ordinary with The Little Match Girl Passion, David Lang's Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fable of the Little Match Girl, this tale of tragedy and transformation is brought vividly to life in our stunning new production. Featuring four of Seattle's most critically acclaimed Voices and the lyrical, hip-hop choreography of UJ Mangune, our production of David Lang's Pulitzer Prize-Winning masterpiece is an intimate, unforgettable evening of music and dance. (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

B Street Theatre is excited to open the 2017 B3 Series Season with Lucas Hnath's The Christians. (more...)

Outside NYC? Attend TRU Panels & Workshops with Pay Per View Podcasts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces an opportunity for those outside the New York area, or unable to make it to live TRU events, to benefit from the information shared by the theater's leading network for developing theater professionals. (more...)

Lionel Hampton's Big Band feat. Jason Marsalis, The Cowsills, and MORE at the Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

See what's happening at the Cutting Room! (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford, and More this December at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

This December, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Inspirational Voices Gets in the HAIRSPRAY Spirit with 'You Can't Stop the Beat'
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2016

Tony and Grammy Award-nominated Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices release the fifth video in their 'Broadway Our Way' series, featuring 'You Can't Stop the Beat' from the musical HAIRSPRAY. In tribute to NBC's live version airing on December 7th, BIV offers its voice to this joyful anthem - check it out below! (more...)

BWW Review: Stoneham Theatre's Spirited MAME Just in Time for Christmas
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 1, 2016

Kathy St. George may be diminutive in stature, but she is a feisty force of nature as the title character in MAME at Stoneham Theatre. Mary Callanan returns from Broadway and national tours to play her sidekick Vera, and ten-year-old triple threat Cameron Levesque plays her precocious nephew Patrick. One of Jerry Herman's great works, MAME is a joyous celebration of living life with brio and without apologies. (more...)

Michael Hume Releases THE 95TH CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

'The 95th Christmas': a powerful and inspired Christmas story sure to intrigue and enchant even the most jaded of readers. 'The 95th Christmas' is the creation of published author, Michael Hume, a freelance writer, singer, and songwriter who has held positions as journalist, U.S. paratrooper, carpenter, newspaper editor, telephone operator, actor, singer, director, janitor, graphic artist, salesman, laborer, consultant, speaker, teacher, executive coach, counselor, manager, blogger, and entrepreneur. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I Adapted for Young Performers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On the heels of the national tour of Lincoln Center's Tony Award-winning Broadway revival sweeping the country now, educators and students will be whistling a happy tune when R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein, an Imagem Company, releases Getting To Know... The King and I; it was announced today by Rodgers & Hammerstein president Ted Chapin and iTheatrics founder and CEO Timothy Allen McDonald. (more...)

Porchlight's IN THE HEIGHTS Extends for Fourth and Final Time
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Dec. 31, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

Actors Bridge Ensemble Joins Nationwide Theatre Event
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Actors Bridge Ensemble joins theatre artists from across the United States in a series of theatrical events in response to the outcome of this year's presidential election. Actors Bridge Ensemble will take part in the National Month of Outrage with two evenings of performances by Nashville citizens and artists with RALLY/CRY on January 13th and GRRRL NATION on January 14th. (more...)

New Audiobook, 'Mardi Gras Bound' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

A cynical, sarcastic female bounty hunter, Alex Morgan, and a secretary, Hope Harrington, are at it again in 'Mardi Gras Bound', the sequel to the popular audiobook mystery adventure, 'When Fates Collide: Morgan and Harrington Mystery Series,' by Brook Forest Voices. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Cheryl Burke & More Set for Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

In this week's all-new episode of the popular series OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, celebrity updates include “Public Enemy's” Chuck D, “Dancing with the Stars'” dancer Cheryl Burke, gospel music legend Shirley Caesar, Johnny Carson's bandleader for 25 years Doc Severinsen (more...)

Mike Bartlett's EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON to Make U.S. Debut at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Steep Theatre will present the first professional U.S. production of Tony nominee and Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett's Earthquakes in London, opening January 26, 2017. Steep's production opens on the heels of another Chicago production of this enormously exciting playwright's work, the critically-acclaimed King Charles III at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Earthquakes will be helmed by one of Chicago's most exciting talents, Steep Ensemble Member and Jeff Award-winning director Jonathan Berry.  Berry recently directed Steppenwolf Theatre's Constellations, and, over the years, has consistently produced some of Steep's most notable shows, including Season 15's Posh by Laura Wade, which won the Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Ensemble, and was nominated for Best Director and Best Production.  (more...)

'TOO MUCH LIGHT...' Will End After 28 Years in Chicago as Creator Pulls Rights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Greg Allen christened The Neo-Futurists with the opening of his show 'Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind' - an ongoing experiment in performing '30 Plays in 60 Minutes' - on December 2nd, 1988, during the last lame days of the Reagan administration. Continuing its run in Chicago 50 weeks per year, it became the longest-running show in Chicago history. After 28 years, that run will come to a close on December 31st, 2016. (more...)

Voices Carry: A Celebration of Irish Women Writing at Irish Arts Center 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Irish Arts Center, which projects a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, is pleased to present Voices Carry: A Celebration of Women Writing, December 6. Organized by author and playwright Honor Molloy and directed by Kira Simring, the event features Ms. Molloy and actors Gina Costigan, Angel Desai and Orlagh Cassidy in dramatic readings of 20th Century works spanning a variety of forms, including memoir, novels, poetry, drama, and radio. The featured texts-by renowned contemporary authors Anne Enright andEdna O'Brien; playwright Gina Moxley; and late writers including Leland Bardwell, Maeve Brennan, Elizabeth Bowen, Lucy Grealy, Maura Laverty, and Claire McAllister-explore the humor, depth, and resilience of Irish and Irish American women. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Presents Handel's RICHARD THE LIONHEART, 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with the Pennsylvania premiere of Handel's Richard the Lionheart, at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater January 21st-29th.  (more...)

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